ASUS U31SD-AH31 13.3-Inch Thin and Light Laptop (Black)Ultrabooks are thin and light weight Notebooks which has similar look and feel to Apple MacBook Air. Many vendors have started offering these at competitive pricing.

These use standard Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, SSD and 12″ or 13″ Display.

Advantages:

  • Standard ports:
    • Many of them have USB 3.0 ports, which are much faster than USB 2.0
    • HDMI and some may have Display ports as well.
  • You can load your choice of OS such as Ubuntu.
  • Light weight around 1 KG

Disadvantages:

No Optical Drive (The mac book air also doesn’t have one and who uses them anyways these days ? If you do you can get an external one.

Only Windows pre-load currently, we need choice of Ubuntu atleast! If you are still using Windows, time to give Ubuntu a try.